volunteers prepping firewood for next season

Fuel season is over, but firewood is still being processed

The official heating season may be over for us at CHiP, but saws are buzzing behind the scenes. Volunteers saw and split while local students stack, so the firewood will be dry for next winter’s deliveries. NC Hunt has made space for these growing piles. Area land owners, tree service companies and Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust all donate wood. Together we prepare for winter, making sure our low income neighbors will be warm, when the wind blows cold and the bugs are hiding.

CHiP also provides home repairs for low income families. This year we provided repairs to 84 households including skirting for mobile homes; ramps and stairs for accessibility; window and door repairs; replacement of soft and rotting floors; electric and plumbing fixes; replacing leaking roofs and other critical repairs. Most of these repairs are done by volunteers. Some folks volunteer year round, others join CHiP for Community Cares Day in September.

Since 1984, CHiP has been fulfilling its mission of “neighbors helping neighbors stay safe, warm and dry.” CHIP provides necessary home repairs and handicap modifications to those in need. Fuel assistance of 100 gallons or up to one cord of wood is available one time per season to those struggling to meet their heating needs. CHIP services are available to residents of Alna, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Waldoboro, and Whitefield.

To volunteer or request assistance call 677-3450 or email info@chipinc.org.

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